Moving through the Middle

Over the last months I followed the research of choreographer Amos Ben-Tal and artist/architect Gosse de Kort, with dancer Genevieve Osborne and initiated by danceplatform WhyNot.

Moving through the Middle is a documentation of and a reflection on their collaboration. The publication follows the working process between the two artists, exploring the key questions and ideas that shaped their conversations and informed their collaborative work. Continue reading “Moving through the Middle”

about: blank – the hmm at mediamatic

On April 25, I talked at The Hmm about calm places on the internet, titled ‘about: blank’.
Do you remember the legendary both welcoming and useless website Zombo.com?
I  showed the silent works of artists as Ingrid Burrington, Jonathan Harris and Julia Weist. And examples of ASMR videos*, for instance by Lisa Gliederpuppe.

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Sonic Acts Critical Writing Workshop

The Sonic Acts Critical Writing Workshop focuses on specific aspects – language, style, and focus – of writing as a craft. Following the editions in 2016 and 2017,  the writing team is led by writer and researcher Jennifer Lucy Allan and me. Read the closing notes of the 2017 edition: Anyway, everything is on fire
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UrgentCity – Towards a New Vocabulary of Terms

UrgentCity, organized by Amateur Cities and New Generations took place on November 11 & 12, 2016 at La Palazzina Reale in Florence, Italy. For two days, an interdisciplinary group of guests discussed  new ecologies, urban assets, digital toolkit and new collectives. I contributed to The Digital Toolkit theme, discussing how the language of technology influences the way we live, and how an ‘error’ can be considered as a unique moment of demystification, exposing material realities of technology.

CLUB VOYAGE

CLUB VOYAGE was a festival in the Vondelbunker in Amsterdam, with performances by YEAR, the Wild Raspberries and DJ’s Bert, Stefan and Tessel. Friends abroad ‘joined’  the festival through video projections of them dancing in Belgium, England, New-Zealand, Italy, Austria, Germany and Spain, projected on the wall of the dance floor.

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exhibition Souvenirs at Felix Meritis

The exhibition Souvenirs. De dingen en de verhalen at Felix Meritis presented an assembly of objects and the stories of their owners. The photography by Sophie Wright was presented as a new collection of souvenirs in the exhibition. Curated with Tessel Dekker, co-founder of Gevonden Voorwerpen.

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The Windswept Story of Seasons

Over the last two years, I recorded an EP for every season of the year together with my band. Five songs for Spring, five for the Summer, five songs for Autumn, and four last songs for the Winter.

Today Winter has started again and our last songs are finally released. It’s time to tell you the story. The story of Part of the Plan, Fall/Awake, Hide the House and Boats to Go. Many people are involved in this story. Sometimes because we asked them. Sometimes we met them by accident. Seasons is a journey along different homes, industrial sites, farms, attics, submarines, hidden gardens and other places.

It starts here.

 

Digital Publishing Toolkit

For the Institute of Network Cultures, I wrote about the Het ABC van Digitaal Publiceren_ conference, part of the research program The Digital Publishing Toolkit. A report on Florian Cramer’s contribution on the challenges for e-publishing for art and design publishers can be found here.

 

 

thesis Urban Dialogues. Media Interventions as Assembling Devices.

This summer, I finished my MA thesis Urban Dialogues. Media Interventions as Assembling Devices, published here as pdf.

Cities have always been spaces of friction where people encounter others as strangers in physical public space, and must find a way to deal with each other. Mediating the tensions between different urban publics has been one of the most difficult projects since the earliest days of urbanization. One way of addressing these tensions, is by means of urban media interventions. These interventions can be understood as artistic practices that assemble new urban publics of strangers, by the creative and critical use of media technologies. Their opportunities and challenges are being discussed in the discourses about tactical media and dialogic art, that expose urban media interventions from different fields of study.

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/|\ Het Verval /|\

On Saturday the 21st of September, we celebrated /|\ HET VERVAL /|\  with more than 15 artists including bands, DJ’s, storytellers, poets, Autumn food ‘in verval’ and visuals. The festival was located at Pakhuis Wilhelmina and Delicatessen, at the Veemkade in Amsterdam. I curated and organized the festival with Denis Wouters and Cornelis Serveert.